New York Regional Advisory Board Member

Published

09/26/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Bottom Line
44 Court Street
Brooklyn
New York
11201
United States

Description

About Us

Founded in 1997, Bottom Line is a nationally-recognized, steadily-growing nonprofit organization with a mission to help disadvantaged students get into college, graduate from college and go far in life. We achieve this mission by providing low-income and first-generation students with one-on-one guidance during the college application process and throughout college. Currently, we operate in Boston, and Worcester, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, and New York City, New York. This year, our Downtown Brooklyn office will serve 330 high school seniors through the entire college application and financial aid process and 2,750 college students at 21 New York college campuses.


Students apply to Bottom Line during their junior or senior year of high school. Through individual meetings, our counselors help students navigate every step of the college application process. Once college decisions are made, students who will attend a “target school” are invited to join our College Success Program. Throughout the students’ college career, we offer consistent support for up to six years in four areas: degree, employment, financial aid and life skills (DEAL).


Please visit www.bottomline.org for more information about our programs.


A Look Ahead


In 2018-2019, Bottom Line’s New York region plans to:

·        Guide 330 incoming high school seniors through the entire college application and financial aid process.

·        Serve 2,750 college students at 21 New York college campuses.

·        Continuing to build relationships with local high schools, nonprofits, and the higher education community.


Position Overview


Bottom Line’s New York region is seeking to develop a Regional Advisory Board to support and promote its mission, vision, and goals in New York and to maximize its impact in the local community. The role of Bottom Line’s New York Regional Advisory Board is to ensure that Bottom Line’s New York region is securely positioned, financially and otherwise, to successfully fulfill its mission: to help disadvantaged students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. The New York Regional Advisory Board, with oversight and support from the National Board of Directors, the organization’s CEO, and the local Executive Director, is charged with carrying out Bottom Line’s mission in New York. When fully grown, the New York Regional Advisory Board may have up to 20 members. 


Qualifications


This is a great opportunity for individuals who are passionate about Bottom Line’s mission and who have a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership status in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high performing board members.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:


·        A commitment to and understanding of Bottom Line’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience.

·        Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.

·        Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for improving the lives of Bottom Line’s beneficiaries.

Our current Board is comprised of individuals with backgrounds in finance, human resources, and marketing, and we are eager to continue to diversify our Board of Directors.


New York Regional Advisory Board Responsibilities:


Regional board members volunteer their expertise, professional skills, relationships, community influence, time and resources, to help Bottom Line in the following ways:


·        Fundraising/Development/Philanthropy: Commit time to developing financial resources for Bottom Line. Board members are expected to bring in a minimum of $25,000 through a combination of personal contribution, and fundraising from other individuals or corporations. Board members are asked to consult their networks and cultivate key relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits and educational institutions to access resources, build strategic alliances, and strengthen our movement. Each Board member will also be expected to help contribute to the success of our annual Spring Reception.


·        Meetings: Attend regular meetings of the board, which are a minimum of three hours in duration and are generally held in Manhattan. The board meets in-person a minimum of four times during the calendar year, and via conference call during months where the board does not meet in-person.


·        Board Member Term: Each Board member may serve in increments of three-year terms. Each member may serve up to three consecutive terms for a total of nine (9) years. Each board member will set goals at the beginning of each term and will review progress towards those goals on an annual basis with the Board Chair and Executive staff.


·        Committees: Provide leadership to board committees. Each board member is expected to serve as an active, ongoing member of at least one committee. This requires an additional number of meetings per year plus individual committee task completion time. There are three current standing committees: i) Board Governance; ii) Development and Financial Sustainability; and iii) Strategic Planning. We also have a Communications and Marketing working group that Board members can join.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a current CV/resume. Please email these documents to the attention of Victoria Hulit, Director of Program Partnerships and Major Gifts at vhulit@bottomline.org.


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